Research Careers

The Brigham and Women's Hospital is an international leader in basic, clinical and translational research on human diseases. Success abounds, as measured by the number of important discoveries we’ve made, the size and scope of our research portfolio and the volume of publications we have. We attribute this success to the entrepreneurial nature of our individual investigators, as well as to the formal structures of individual departments.

BWH has professional and technical staff devoted to research, including primary investigators and research fellows. Careers span nearly every department at the hospital and offer a wide variety of roles and responsibilities ranging from research postdoctoral fellowships to research assistants and support staff. Some examples of the many career paths in Research at BWH include the following:

Faculty Scientists

Faculty Scientists are researchers with advanced degrees who’ve completed postdoctoral training and are independently funded through their own grants.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Postdoctoral research fellows include those researchers who have received advanced degrees and are looking to complete training in their field of research. These Research Fellows typically train under the supervision of an established Faculty Scientist.

Laboratory Technicians

Laboratory technicians work in research laboratories ranging from entry level research assistants and support staff to senior laboratory managers. There are many opportunities for this career path at BWH.

Clinical Research Coordinators

Clinical research coordinators work on clinical research trials typically interacting directly with research subjects in clinical settings.

Research Interns and Student Trainees

There are a variety of opportunities for research interns and student trainees to work or volunteer and learn at BWH whether over the summer months, or on a part-time basis during the school year. Each program is geared toward different types of students at different levels.

Research Administration

Research administration works in the academic departments and manage grants and other aspects of research operations. These candidates typically have a bachelor's degree and typically have working knowledge of grants management.

As an equal opportunity employer, Brigham & Women's Hospital is also committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran’s Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact Human Resources at (617) 582-0100.

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